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Saturday, January 19, 1935 (continued)

(5) G 1160
G 1160 A: Lined with dubsh above and bound with mud brick and underneath the rock. Down 3.95 meters. Sand, white limestone debris, potsherds and broken mud brick. Reached chamber I. Chamber on east cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh bound with mud. Found in shaft debris: fragment of pottery neck [35-1-20], fragment sandstone with green stain copper [35-1-19].

G 1160 B: Lined with dubsh above and bound with mud. Rock underneath. Down 1.15 meters. Sand, white limestone debris and potsherds. Found in debris: broken pottery. Chamber not reached.

Sunday, January 20, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1025b A, B
(2) G 1047 D
(3) G 1106
(4) G 1155 L
(5) G 1158 D
(6) G 1160 A, B

(1) G 1025b
G 1025b A: Removed the chamber blocking. Sand and one stone on south. Limestone debris and pebble on north. Open and empty.

G 1025b B: Removed chamber I blocking. Sand, three stones, dubsh and white limestone debris underneath. Open and empty.

(2) G 1047
G 1047 D: Removed chamber II blocking. Sand, three stones, dubsh and limestone debris underneath. Scattered bones and sand silt deposited by rain.

(3) G 1106
On west. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and potsherds. Search for the casing of the mastaba on west.

(4) G 1155
G 1155 L: Removed chamber I blocking. Sand, dubsh and underneath white limestone debris. Found in debris underneath the dubsh and limestone debris in front the chamber. Scattered bones of a child. Found in chamber: debris from dubsh and child bones.

(5) G 1158
G 1158 D: Lined above with stones and mud brick. Down 70 cm. Sand, limestone debris, stones and dubsh. Search for the stela in mastaba G 1160 west of this pit.

(6) G 1160
On south. Sand, white limestone debris, dubsh and potsherds. Search for the casing of this mastaba on south.

G 1160 B: Total depth 5.05 meters. Sand, white limestone debris and potsherds. Chamber on west cut in rock Blocked with small stones and dubsh and bound with cement. Found in shaft debris: complete pottery [35-1-23], fragment mica. Reached with rock in shaft. Left the blocking for photo.

Tuesday, January 22, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, January 23, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1025b B
(2) G 1102 add. [= addition] F
(3) G 1155 L
(4) G 1158 D
(5) G 1404 C

(1) G 1025b
G 1025b B: In chamber [I]. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, pebble, and broken mud brick. Body head on north. Found in debris in front chamber I: scattered bones from the body [35-1-31].

(2) G 1102 add. [= addition]
G 1102 F: Removed chamber blocking. Sand, mud brick and some dubsh. Body head on east, and some wood from a wooden coffin.

(3) G 1155
G 1155 L: In shaft and chamber I. Total depth 3 meters. Sand, limestone debris, black debris and dubsh. Found in debris in chamber I: potsherds. Reached chamber II. Chamber on west cut in rock. Blocked with small dubsh.

(4) G 1158
G 1158 D: Down 1.9 meters. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, broken mud brick and drift sand. Reached with rock in shaft to expose the stela of G 1160 on west of this shaft.

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Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Display Page Dates
    01/19/1935; 01/20/1935; 01/22/1935; 01/23/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 1025

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1047

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1102

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1106

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1155

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1158

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1160

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1404

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • Type Translator
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Diary translator. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926). Brother of Mohammed Said Ahmed (Head Reis 1936-1939). Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1936–1939. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926) and brother of Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator) and Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.